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Mayoral Candidates Get Ready for Election Day

5-12-14
Candidates running for mayor in Newark, Paterson and Trenton make a final push before voters head to the polls Tuesday.
140512Ondish

Mount Arlington Mayor: Consolidation Not the Way to Go

5-12-14
Mount Arlington Mayor Art Ondish says that he is opposed to consolidation and that it would cost the municipality more money to merge with Roxbury.

NJ Senate votes to ban fracking waste

5-12-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey Senate has voted to ban treating or storing waste products created by natural gas drillers. The legislation approved Monday also stops the use of waste water from hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, for deicing or ...

Ammunition capacity law advances in New Jersey

5-12-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey lawmakers have passed a bill that would outlaw ammunition magazines that hold more than 10 rounds. The state Senate voted 22-17 on Monday to pass the bill. Another version cleared the Assembly in March. But it will ...

New Jersey awards more grants to elevate homes

5-12-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The Christie Administration has approved dozens of grants to assist homeowners with costs incurred in elevating their homes to protect against future flooding and storms. The 109 Hazard Mitigation Grant program awards were ...

Court: Red Bulls must pay $2.8M in property taxes

5-12-14
HARRISON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey appeals court says the state's Major League Soccer franchise must pay the town of Harrison nearly $3 million in property taxes. The New York Red Bulls have played at Red Bull Arena in Harrison since 2010. During ...

NY sets $350M minimum for Orange County casino

5-12-14
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York gambling regulators say developers proposing casinos in Orange or Dutchess counties must commit to investing more than $350 million in the project. The state's Gaming Facility Location Board on Monday approved the ...

Transparency of Sandy recovery programs questioned

5-12-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Some New Jersey lawmakers are frustrated that they will not see the first independent reports on the state-run Superstorm Sandy recovery programs until July, 20 months after the storm hit. The Legislature passed a bill last ...

Gun buyback program set for Monmouth County

5-11-14
FREEHOLD, N.J. (AP) — Officials have announced another gun buyback program for Monmouth County. Acting County Prosecutor Christopher Gramiccioni says residents can anonymously turn in weapons during the event scheduled for May 16-17. Collection ...

New Jersey mayor races nonpartisan but contentious

5-10-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's biggest city and capital city are set to elect mayors this week to replace caretakers who stepped in after the previously elected mayors left office. The races in Newark and Trenton are technically nonpartisan but ...